It is possible for My followers to be joyful and afraid at the same time. When an angel told the women who came to My tomb that I had risen from the dead, they were “afraid yet filled with joy.” So do not let fear keep you from experiencing the Joy of My Presence. It is not a luxury reserved for times when your problems—and the crises in the world—seem under control. My loving Presence is yours to enjoy today, tomorrow, and forever!
Do not give in to joyless living by letting worries about the present or the future weigh you down. Instead, remember that neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate you from My Love.
Talk with Me about your fears, expressing your thoughts and feelings freely. Relax in My Presence and entrust all your concerns to Me. Then ask Me to bless you with My Joy, which no one can take from you.
Matthew 28:8; Romans 8:38-39; John 16:22 esv